What is hate crime?
Hate crime is defined as any crime or incident motivated by prejudice or hate, and includes crimes based on race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and religion and belief.
Report a hate crime online
If you have witnessed or been the victim of a hate crime, you can now report it online. Simply follow the link on this page to the hate crime reporting page.
‘We Won’t Tolerate It’
In November 2006 the Multi-agency Protocol to tackle hate crime and encourage people to come forward and report incidents was launched throughout Shropshire. We had huge support from the police, fire service, and local media.
There are reporting sites throughout Shropshire including libraries, housing associations, colleges, leisure and recreation centres and at reception points at the local CAB offices and the Shropshire Council Area Headquarters, including Shirehall.
A leaflet detailing all the reporting centres throughout Shropshire is attached to this page.
There is ongoing work with schools and colleges in Shropshire to ensure that young people are aware of the initiative, the help and support available for victims, and also the consequences for perpetrators of hate crime. We are also working with our Community Action teams to help raise awareness at a local level, and also deal with any tensions or issues that arise linked to hate crime.